Retail & Consumer
Speed is crucial in the consumer goods space. Big Data helps companies be more responsive to rapidly-changing trends, allowing market players to increase revenue and reduce wasted expenditure.
With the recent furore among cab drivers about the growing prominence of Uber in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid and Berlin, we thought it would be interesting to see how the mobile-app, car-for-hire company uses big data to better its services. Below are 2 ways Uber has used data to understand
IBM recently announced that Matrimony.com, one of India’s leading marriage matchmaking conglomerates, has begun using IBM Big Data and Analytics technology in order to create better matches for their subscribers. With over 3 million users across hundreds of micro-sites, Matrimony.com has no shortage data points with which to pair up
Tailored retail experiences are one of the most well-known applications of big data. We have premium streaming sites that know what you want to watch next better than you do; book vendors which can accurately map your literary tastes; and now, an e-commerce lingerie startup which knows if you suffer
When it comes to marketing a product, Amazon ratings can make or break a business. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been talked in to (or out of) buying a product based on a passionate review or a high or low rating. Nithyanand Kota spent alot of time contemplating
Posiq, a company that aims to help restaurants enhance customer relationship through big data, announced yesterday that it received $3.2 dollars in Series A investment. Thayer Ventures led the round, with additional participation from SVG Partners and select angel investors. “The restaurant industry is inundated with loyalty gimmicks, email or text
In 2012, Americans watched more legally-delivered video content via the Internet than on physical formats such as DVDs. This shift in format also allows online content providers to gather large amounts of data on viewer habits. Recommendation engine Netflix is the de facto iTunes for online video content. It collects
We met up with founders of GPredictive. GPredictive ´s mission is to provide customers with solutions that make decisions based upon data as easy as possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aqZX8kFBXU Who are you and what are you doing? We are G-Predictive, a big data start-up. We want to give access to everyone to the
We met Cormac Walsh, the CEO and Founder of Avansera at CODE_n contest in CeBIT, Hannover. Cormac gave us a fascinating insight into how Avansera is disrupting consumer analytics for FMCG companies and retailers. Who are you? My name is Cormac Walsh. I am the CEO and founder of Avansera.
Loyalty Cards status quo In the world of business transactions, consumers and merchants alike are continuously and relentlessly inundated, the costumer with cards, rewards, points, friends programs, and the like (see Tesco) to incentivize, the vendor with programs, numbers, tools, spreadsheets, and more with the intention of informing. Every card,